Friday, July 24, 2015
Listen to the Regents Meeting of July 23, 2015
We also previously blogged about an impending deal between UC-Berkeley and Tsinghua University in China which raises a lot of questions.*** Some were asked at the Regents meeting, but ultimately the deal was approved.
Various executive appointments and pay raises were approved. Finally, the Committee on Compensation got around to receiving, but not really discussing, a report showing that faculty pay was 10% below the market and that the old idea that salary was below market but benefits made up for the gap was no longer true. Benefits were also below market.*** Faculty rep Gilly noted that this issue was left to the tail end of the meeting.
UC prez Napolitano noted various faculty accomplishments and contributions and the Regents approved everything on their plate.
You can hear the meeting at the link below:
*http://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com/2015/07/due-process-and-regents.html. See also https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/07/23/suit-against-u-california-san-diego-could-provide-framework-other-students-accused